43 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death

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By edhat staff

The Santa Barbara County Public Health Department (PHD) is reporting 43 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Friday.

The person who passed away was between the ages of 18-29 with underlying medical conditions, resided in the City of Santa Maria and was not associated with a congregate living facility.

There have been 110 deaths within Santa Barbara County.

The county's total case count is now 8,556 with 180 of those cases considered active.

There are currently 23 hospitalizations including 4 in the intensive care unit (ICU).

More data can be found at https://publichealthsbc.org/status-reports/.

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Sbrysa Sep 18, 2020 06:52 PM
43 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death

Are more ppl getting tested or r the numbers going up? I thought this week we needed to stay under 30 cases per day to get the next tier, so I assume that won’t happen right? Asking bc I own a business in the next tier

ChemicalSuperFreak Sep 18, 2020 07:41 PM
43 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death

More people are not getting tested. The average test rate for the past 5 days is 1149/day. There was a time, not long ago, when the rate was 1600+/day.

hz Sep 18, 2020 07:56 PM
43 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death

we just had a holiday weekend..so I was expecting to see numbers go up..that..and many peole who catch the virus are eating out ...

420722 Sep 18, 2020 11:26 PM
43 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death

Many people who catch the virus report that they ate out, it does not mean they caught “covid” at a restaurant. Don’t be the msm, tell the truth or the rest of the story. Sbrysa, supposedly we’re really close to the next tier. I hope that’s true.

a-1600497889 Sep 18, 2020 11:44 PM
43 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death

People who tested positive were twice as likely to have eaten in restaurants within the two weeks prior. Per NPR article dated 9.11.20.

a-1600529449 Sep 19, 2020 08:30 AM
43 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death

Yes, there’s a correlation, but dining out has not been shown to be a cause. My guess: people who eat at restaurants are more likely to be out doing other things as well, so they have more exposure in multiple situations.

a-1600531490 Sep 19, 2020 09:04 AM
43 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death

Eating in a close, poorly ventilation restaurant was linked to one case of cross-contamination. In China. Recycled interior A/C. Trust, but verify.

SBSBSBSBSBsb Sep 19, 2020 06:31 AM
43 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death

People who eat at restaurants have far less brain capacity than most edhat commenters. Per Wall Street journal 9/13/19

LooseCannon Sep 21, 2020 04:44 PM
43 New COVID-19 Cases and One Death

Edhat readers are subject to irrational panic attacks and cognitively deficient in the pandemic, and do not represent the local population, being subject to fearful and paranoid fantasies, unable to distinguish the difference between wearing a mask in Trader Joe's versus an abandoned stretch of beach between Mesa Lane and Thousand Steps; wearing a mask at CostCo versus hiking solitary on a trail in the hills of Montecito; wearing a mask on State Street between Cota and Haley versus wearing a mask on Sola between Laguna and Olive, etc. & etc.. What I have learned over the past few months is that the people who contribute to this website's COVID columns are completely unrepresentative of the community at large. I want to protect people who belong to groups who are at high-risk, but there are people here who are insane and want everything to shut down, even if it means bankrupting and destroying mom and pop businesses and emptying city coffers for needed social services. - Wall Street Journal.

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